Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office

Introduction

The Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO)’s programs and services are geared towards promoting the rights and welfare of the poor, and marginalized for an improved quality of life.

For the past years, the PSWDO’s roles and functions have expanded in accordance with the Local Government Code, which was implemented in 1992. It directed the functions and operations of the Office as direct service provider and technical service provider.

Vision

A province where the poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals, families and communities are empowered for an improved quality of life.

Mission

To provide social protection and promote the rights and welfare of the poor, vulnerable and the disadvantaged individual, family and community to contribute to poverty alleviation and empowerment through social welfare and development policies, programs, projects and services implemented with or through local government units, non-government organizations, People’s organizations, other government offices and other members of civil society in the province.

Goals
  • Formulation and advocacy of a just and responsive social welfare and development legislative agenda, policies and plans as well as ensuring their effective implementations.
  • Identification, development and marketing of technologies for building up social capital.
  • Setting up and enforcement of social welfare and development standards to protect the rights of the poor and the disadvantaged to quality service.
  • Provision of preventive, protective, rehabilitative and developmental programs and services.
  • Provision of technical assistance and resource augmentation to intermediaries in the implementation of social welfare and development programs and services.
Mandate

To provide assistance to individuals, families and communities and provide technical assistance to local government units, non-government organizations, other national government agencies, people’s organizations and other members of civil society in effectively implementing programs, projects and services that will alleviate poverty and empower disadvantaged individuals, families and communities for an improved quality of life as well as implement statutory and specialized programs which are directly lodged with the Office.

Functions

As the lead agency in social welfare and development, the PSWDO exercises the following functions:

  • Formulates policies and plans which provide direction to intermediaries and other implementers in the development and delivery of social welfare and development services;
  • Formulates policies and plans which provide direction to intermediaries and other implementers in the development and delivery of social welfare and development services;
  • Develops and enriches existing programs and services for specific groups, such as children and youth, women, families and communities, solo parent, older persons and PWDs;
  • Registers, recognized and coordinates individuals, agencies and organizations engaged in social welfare and development services, sets standards and monitors the empowerment and compliance to these standards.
  • Provides technical assistance and capability to intermediaries;
  • Provides social protection of the poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged sector, PSWDO also gives augmentation funds to local government units so these could deliver social welfare and development (SWD) services to depressed municipalities and barangays and provide protective services to individuals, families and communities in crisis situations.

Citizen’s Charter


Information

MS. FELIPA R. SERVAÑEZ
OIC-Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer
Provincial Capitol Compound
Trece Martires City
Tel. No. (+63 46) 419-0252 / 419-0253 (Hotline) / 419-0262 (PSP) / 419 – 0253 (PSWDO / Senoir Citizen)
e-mail: fgservanez@cavite.gov.ph/ pswdo@cavite.gov.ph